Crochet Dalmatian Dog Pattern

I had the urge to create another puppy hat but wanted to try different “mouth” design. And since I came across this black polka dotted shirt in a bag of hand-me-downs for my daughter, I just had to make a Dalmatian Dog to match :)

The basic pattern is the same as my Puppy Hat Pattern but I will post it again just so the complete pattern is in one spot. I did alter the ears and the mouth/nose portion.

Materials:

– Worsted weight yarn in black and white (and a little bit of pink)

– Two black buttons for eyes (about a 1/2 inch) and a larger white button.
– Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC Decrease – Single Crochet Decrease
DC – Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Magic Ring – Find a great tutorial including video HERE
Gauge: 2″ across = 7 stitches, 2″ height = 4 rows
Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size: 6-9 Months

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Child 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

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Earflaps for 0-3 months – Preschooler
Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:

See picture in puppy hat pattern for second earflap placement 

Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, continue to SC around the entire edge of hat and earflaps. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Earflaps for Child – Adult
Earflap 1: 

Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
See picture in puppy hat pattern for second earflap placement
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, continue to SC around the entire edge of hat and earflaps. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears: (Make two of each to make more sturdy) I made one in black and one in white.

Chain 6, HDC in second chain from hook and in the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (5 HDC)
Row 2-3: HDC in each stitch across (5 HDC0
Row 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in last stitch chain 1, turn (7 HDC)
Row 5-9: HDC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (9 HDC)
at the end of round 9 continue to SC around edges of the ear. Join to first HDC in round 9.
Faten off leaving long tail.

Nose:
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.

Tongue:
Chain 4, HDC +DC in second ch from hook, DC in next stitch, DC + SC in last stitch. SC along other side of chain. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.

Cheeks: Make 2
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, repeat around (20 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Sew the tongue on first then the cheeks slightly overlapping the tongue. Then the nose overlapping the cheeks. before you weave in the end to the nose, make a little line with it running from the nose to the tongue.

Spots:
You want them to look like lopsided/lumpy circles so don’t worry too much about correct stitch count. I made a bunch in different shapes by following this pattern but stopping my round early and leaving off parts of these patterns. Feel free to make up your own.

Using a smaller hook (like a G hook)

Magic ring, make 8 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: HDC + DC + HDC + SC in first stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, HDC + DC + HDC + SC in next, slip stitch in next, 2 HDC in last 4 stitches. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat. –
Magic ring, ch 1 and make 6 SC in the ring.
Round 2: HDC + DC in first stitch, 2 DC in next 2, HDC in next, SC in last 2.

Eye Patch:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, ch 2
Round 2: make 2 DC in the first 5 stitches, 2 SC in the last 3.
Fasten off leaving long tail.

Braided Tails: Cut six strands of white and 3 strands of black. Pass through last space in earflap. You should now have 18 strands to braid with. Braid, knot, trim ends


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31 Comments

ANOTHER adorable pattern from you!! I think I've made several from your patterns!! Gonna make this one for a newborn, so now I have to look for cotton in white!!!!

I Love Love your patterns would you mind breaking down what the inches are for each size as generals seem to be different from here to there

I love your designs, I really wanted your advice though. I really wanted to do the giraffe hat. Could I do it in chinky wool instead of worsted weight? Would it affect it too much? Please somebody help me can't get worsted weight in small balls anywhere.especially not in mustard colour!

I'm looking to make this for my friends daughter as she loves dogs especially Dalmatians, so it will be the first time I've made a child size hat. Can you give me an idea of how much yarn in each colour I'll need? as I have no idea. Thank you. Please reply :-) and thank you for sharing these gorgeous patterns.

Thank you for sharing!! Love it and your talent!!! I do have one question though…in the end, when your getting ready to cut the strings for the braids, how long do you cut the strings to make the braids?

Hi Shawna. I've just made my hat and I was wondering the same as you, any way I did some research and found out you should do each yarn string double the length you want with a little extra to allow for tying the braid and you also loose a little length when braiding. So I did mine twice the length and added an extra 5-4 inches. This worked well for me, left me enough length when threaded through to braid and knot before cutting off any extra yarn at the bottom. Hope this helps.

So basically decide what length you need, double it and add a few extra inches. Happy to help further if you need.

I'm very new to crocheting and I made the hat part in the toddler size and it's so big it fits me! I am using a size I hook since it's what I have but I'm guessing the yarn makes a difference too? All I have is the lion brand size 6. I'm guessing if I used much smaller it would make the hat smaller?

I have a small doubt in the pattern.
For child to adult, there is ear flap1, ear flap 2 and ear. Really got confused.
Does flap 1 and flap 2 make one side of ear and the ear pattern make the other side ?
Do I need to join together ear flap 1 and 2?
Can you please explain?

How adorable! You're so creative! Thx for sharing your hard work with us ~ some would be unable to crochet so many great projects if we had to pay for patterns plus yarn all of the time! God's blessings on your family, blog & husband's career.

How adorable! You're so creative! Thx for sharing your hard work with us ~ some would be unable to crochet so many great projects if we had to pay for patterns plus yarn all of the time! God's blessings on your family, blog & husband's career.

There seems to be a mistake in the ears.
Row 4 end in 7 HDC, and row 5 says “HDC across (9 HDC)”

Is there another increase?

I’ve made the 3-6 months hat for my 3 month old daughter and it is waaaaaayyy to small…. I think the pattern is wrong